Category: Wind

Natural Power kicks-off construction at Benbrack Wind Farm for Red Rock Power

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has commenced work at Red Rock Power’s Benbrack onshore wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway. First generation is anticipated in Spring 2024, with full commercial operation of the 15-turbine, 67MW capacity project expected later that summer. As owners engineer for Benbrack Wind Farm Limited, Natural Power… Read more »

Protection by subscription pays for offshore wind

Wind power is one of the fastest-growing forms of renewable energy. But global demand for power from offshore wind farms is expected to change the way offshore operators and transfer providers consider workforce safety and how they procure critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In a white paper exploring subscription-based rental and the future of offshore… Read more »

New electricity generation record set by Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms

RenewableUK is highlighting new statistics from National Grid ESO which show that onshore and offshore wind farms have generated a record high of 19,936 megawatts (MW) of electricity, providing more than half of Britain’s electricity. The new record was set between 11.30am and 12 noon yesterday, beating the previous record of 19,916MW set on 25th… Read more »

OX2 sells 70 MW windfarm in Sweden

OX2 has signed an agreement to sell Riberget wind farm in Ljusdal municipality, Sweden, to Fu-Gen. The wind farm will consist of 11 turbines and have a total installed capacity of 70 MW. The buyer, Fu-Gen, is a privately held IPP focused on the development and ownership of energy producing sites from wind, solar, battery… Read more »

SeaRenergy kicks-off Onshore and Offshore Logistics Support contract at DolWin6

SeaRenergy was awarded the contract for offshore infrastructure services from Siemens Energy. The scope of work comprises integrated onshore and offshore logistics services executed during the commissioning of DolWin6 converter platform in the German bight. Hamburg, 26th October 2022. The contract consists of various packages. Besides Marine Coordination and Management of all personnel transfers, SeaRenergy… Read more »

WinGD’s latest X-DF technology to power QatarEnergy newbuilds

WinGD’s latest generation of X72DF-2.1 engines will power 25 vessels as part of the QatarEnergy’s North Field East (NFE) project, the biggest LNG carrier newbuilding project in history. The 50 dual-fuel engines which feature the new on-engine iCER were selected by multiple shipyards and shipowners highlighting strong confidence in WinGD’s proven and reliable low-pressure dual-fuel… Read more »

DNV awarded Owner’s Engineer contract for South Korea’s largest offshore wind farm

Seoul, South Korea, 26 October 2022 – DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, has been appointed by Elenergy Co Ltd, a Korean renewable energy development company, as owner’s engineer for its 1.5 GW fixed-bottom Chujin offshore wind project.  When completed in 2027, the Chujin plant will be the largest commercial-scale offshore wind farm… Read more »

Offshore wind industry showcases opportunities for UK supply chain companies

An updated guide published today by the Offshore Wind Industry Council highlights how companies based in the UK can become part of the fast-growing global offshore wind supply chain – and for those already working in it how they can win further multi-million-pound contracts. The online resource, “Collaborating for Growth – Playbook”, contains case studies… Read more »

Big boost for north’s Green Renaissance as major battery storage system gets green light

Northumberland’s Green Industrial Renaissance has been given a big boost with the approval of a multi-million-pound 30MW/60MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) for a site near Blyth. One of the UK’s leading clean energy solutions companies, Enviromena, has been given permission to build a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on land at Sleekburn, which had… Read more »

Big boost for north’s Green Renaissance as major battery storage system gets green light

Northumberland’s Green Industrial Renaissance has been given a big boost with the approval of a multi-million-pound 30MW/60MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) for a site near Blyth. One of the UK’s leading clean energy solutions companies, Enviromena, has been given permission to build a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) on land at Sleekburn, which had… Read more »

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure partners join forces to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark

Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a partnership to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark across four projects. The partnership can accelerate the green transformation greatly, create value in the offshore wind industry, strengthen value- and job creation, and create a Danish business and export stronghold within Power-to-X. Ørsted… Read more »

Natural Power secures consent for Rothes III wind farm extension

Scottish Ministers have today, Friday 21st October, approved an application by Fred. Olsen Renewables to extend Rothes Wind Farm in Moray. The plans, for an additional 28 turbines, will bring the total number of turbines at the site to 68, with the potential to generate more than 100 MW of additional electricity.  The Rothes application… Read more »

Perceptual Robotics gives a rare preview of inspection capabilities

Perceptual Robotics has given the wind inspections and maintenance industry a preview of its unique capabilities by holding exclusive demonstrations with potential partners. The company, which has offices in the UK and Europe, welcomed eight companies across Spain to take part in its demonstration day at Sotavento Experimental Wind Farm in Lugo, Spain. Perceptual Robotics… Read more »

Equinor charters low emissions crew transfer vessel for Norfolk offshore wind operations

Seacat Columbia, one of the UK’s first low emissions vessels, has commenced its service of Equinor’s Sheringham Shoal and Dudgeon offshore wind farms   Today, Equinor confirms it has chartered Seacat Columbia (built in 2022), a new BARTech 30 crew transfer vessel (CTV), from Seacat Services, for operations at its operated offshore wind farms in… Read more »

AGR ramps up consultant staffing division and opens new Oslo office to meet ongoing business growth

AGR, a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy and software provider, is to expand and grow the range of services provided by its consultant staffing division, with the opening of an office in Oslo to meet increased demand from new projects coming online in the oil and gas and renewables sectors. AGR Consultancy already has a network of… Read more »

Keel Laying on Hull 170 

October 18, 2022 Palatka, Florida A keel laying ceremony was held at St Johns Ship Building for Hull 170, the second Incat Crowther 30 CTV to be built in compliance with Jones Act regulations in the USA. Owner’s representatives from WINDEA CTV LLC were in attendance, a partnership of Hornblower Wind LLC (a member of… Read more »

Technology accelerator ready to launch new companies into offshore wind success

An innovative technology acceleration programme that has raised £9 million for offshore wind entrepreneurs and attracted international industry sponsors, opens for new applications today (Wednesday). The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s national Launch Academy has been running since 2019 and 20 companies have progressed through the nine-month programme that focuses on accelerating technology within the… Read more »

Vattenfall signs agreement with LS Cable & System and DEME Group for export cables for Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm

Vattenfall has taken a big step forward to delivering the Norfolk Boreas Wind Farm and has today signed a contract with LS Cable System and DEME Group to deliver the export cables that will connect the wind farm to National Grid. The consortium is also selected as the preferred bidder for the export cable packages… Read more »

Semco Maritime and SeaRenergy secure 5-year service contract with TenneT for offshore grid connection systems and offshore substations in Germany and The Netherlands

TenneT has awarded a consortium consisting of Semco Maritime and SeaRenergy a 5-year service  contract for mechanical & electro-technical integrated maintenance of offshore grid connection systems, which comprise offshore and onshore installations in the German and Dutch sectors. The contract covers  2023-2028 and initiates the strategic partnership in the consortium.  Following the turnkey construction of… Read more »

Tidal stream energy could dive to record low cost if opportunity is seized

Tidal stream energy could plummet below £80 per MWh by 2035 if current opportunity is realised, a new industry-leading report has predicted. The ‘Cost Reduction Pathway of Tidal Stream Energy in the UK and France’ report, produced by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult as part of the Interreg FCE funded TIGER project, documents the… Read more »

DEME contracts Seaqualize’s 1100t lifting tool for Vineyard Wind

Dutch heave compensation specialist Seaqualize has signed its first contract for their newly developed offshore lifting device: the Heave Chief 1100. DEME Offshore US will deploy the HC1100 on the first commercial scale wind farm installation project in the USA, Vineyard Wind, to transfer delicate wind turbine components to and from heaving supply vessels. The… Read more »

Aurecon strengthens renewables capabilities in Southeast Asia with senior hires

Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City – International design, engineering and advisory company Aurecon has appointed Lorenzo Claveri as Wind and Renewables Leader and Chanon Mahisanan as Senior Engineer, Power Generation to bolster its renewables capabilities in Southeast Asia. These two appointments are part of Aurecon’s continued investment and expansion across Asia, signifying the company’s commitment… Read more »

ONYX Insight to install its condition monitoring systems and digital AI HUB platform to centralise data on key wind farm Vietnam’s Tra Vinh region

Vietnam, 12th October 2022 — ONYX Insight, the independent engineering and data analytics consultancy for the global wind industry, has begun work on its first offshore wind project in Vietnam, in partnership with Korean energy investment manager ST International (formerly Samtan Co. Ltd). A five-year contract to use ONYX’s AI HUB digital O&M platform for… Read more »

WindESCo and Deloitte Partner to Bring Additional Energy to Spain and EU Wind Farms

Boston, MA, USA – WindESCo, the leading wind plant optimization company, has signed a distribution agreement with Deloitte to expand WindESCo’s offerings to wind assets in Spain. Deloitte will be bringing WindESCO’s two SaaS offerings – Find, Fix, Measure and SwarmTM to its existing and new clients in the region. This partnership will help accelerate… Read more »

Liebherr-made grease for pitch and azimuth bearings

Liebherr has developed a lubricant, Duro Wind PBG (durable pitch bearing grease), for use in pitch and azimuth bearings of wind turbines. The grease ensures very low wear, and thus longer bearing life. Moreover, this effective lubrication shows outstanding results in terms of corrosion protection, be it moisture corrosion or false brinelling. Duro Wind PBG… Read more »

Natural Power energising wind and solar in Ireland

Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has successfully supported the completion of Taghart Wind Farm and Millvale Solar Farm – the first RESS-1 wind and solar projects respectively, to be energised in Ireland. Natural Power acted as owner’s engineer on behalf of Statkraft Ireland at the seven-turbine, 23MW, Taghart Wind Farm in… Read more »


KenzFigee, a well-established lifting and service specialist of high end equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy industry, officially launches its first up-tower crane solution for offshore application at the WindEnergy Conference & Exhibition in Hamburg. After an extensive development process, KenzFigee launches its first generation up-tower crane for offshore application. This GenHookTM offshore… Read more »

RP Global Announces Rebrand and Launch of New Website

RP Global today revealed its new brand outlook and launched its new website. RP Global is a large-scale developer with 35+ years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Its new brand colours, blue and green, have been selected to represent not only stability, but also the sustainable energy RP Global generates throughout its operations…. Read more »

More than 27,000 jobs supported by Scotland’s renewable energy sector, new report finds

Latest update from Fraser of Allander Institute finds the industry also generated an estimated £5.6bn in output and supported more than £2.5bn in gross value added (GVA) Calls for UK and Scottish Governments to significantly improve data available on renewable energy sector in time for 2023 report Scotland’s renewable energy industry and its supply chain… Read more »

Revolutionizing wind turbine data driven rotor monitoring and alarm systems with new Ventus TripleCMAS

Ventus Group has launched TripleCMAS, a product that converts the rotor and swept area into a condition monitoring and alarm system. Launched on a global scale simultaneously at Wind Energy Hamburg in Europe and at the Renewable Energy India Expo 2022, TripleCMAS offers a new way of improving asset health and performance management thanks to… Read more »

COWI celebrates engineering contract with Statkraft for the proposed NISA offshore wind farm

04/10 October 2022: COWI, a leading international engineering consulting group, has been selected by Statkraft as owner’s engineer for the North Irish Sea Array (NISA) offshore wind farm. COWI will support Statkraft in preparing an auction application for the first offshore competition under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (ORESS-1) in Ireland. COWI will be responsible… Read more »

New trade fair management for HUSUM WIND

Diana Haagen assumed her position as project director of HUSUM WIND on 1 October| Trade fair launches web portal in a new design HUSUM | 6 October 2022. HUSUM WIND, leading technology trade fair for renewable energy for the German market, has a new management. Diana Haagen started as project director for HUSUM WIND on… Read more »

Rotterdam based Barge Master receives 7,5 million for a more efficient installation of off-shore wind farms

Barge Master successfully develops motion-compensating solutions for the off-shore industry. By means of machines developed in Rotterdam, it is still possible to work accurately and safely on the open sea with significant wave motions. Due to their recent innovation on their existing technology, the solution now also offers great added value for the construction of offshore wind… Read more »

Certex UK Wins Seagreen Offshore Wind Farm Framework

A £3 billion joint venture between TotalEnergies (51%) and SSE Renewables (49%), Seagreen, located approx. 17 miles offshore, will be Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed bottom offshore wind farm. It will provide enough green energy to power more than 1.6 million homes. V164-10 MW turbines have been positioned on each of the 114… Read more »

Sulzer Schmid completes massive European rotor blade inspection campaign for Vestas

Sulzer Schmid, a Swiss company pioneering UAV technology for wind rotor blade inspections, announced today that it has completed its fourth successive European inspection campaign for Vestas, covering 4,000 wind turbines in seven countries across Northern and Central Europe. The collected data gives Vestas and their customers actionable insights on the health of their fleet…. Read more »


Waterworks Offshore Concepts’ Germany office is proud to have acted as the sole sell-side advisor in the transaction between UK-based HST Marine Holdings and Purus Marine. This deal perfectly supports the growth ambitions at HST Marine while enabling Purus Wind‘s platform model to thrive on its way to become a market leader in CTVs, SOVs… Read more »